Earlier yesterday, Facebook was one of several social media and instant messaging platforms that suffered from a massive outage. The social network has since addressed the issue and pinpointed the cause of it.
According to the company, a “server configuration change” was the reason behind its more than two billion users having suffered the massive outage. The blackout lasted more than 12 hours for some people, with users in North America and Europe being the most affected.
This isn’t the first time Facebook’s servers have faced problems. Back in November last year, the social media platform also suffered from issues as well. However, this is by far the brand’s worst server problem yet; not only did it knock out the service’s primary functions, it also rendered WhatsApp and Instagram – both owned by Facebook – unusable in that same duration.
Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 14, 2019
Facebook has said that it has resolved the issues, and that its “system are recovering”. At the time of writing, however, there are still some brands that are unable to make or load any posts on its official pages.
(Source: Yahoo! News)